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Origins of popular sayings

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Genes Advisor 12 Aug 2013 09:35

We’ve uncovered the meanings behind popular phrases such as “paying through the nose”, “rule of thumb” and “gone to pot”.

Read the full story here: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/blog/genes-news/archive/2013/8/12/sinister-history-of-popular-sayings-revealed-in-old-newspapers